During a meeting held via video communication technology, the President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, and the Vice Rector of the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Prof. Enita Nakas, signed a cooperation agreement. Attending the meeting in person were the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Amman, Mr. Mato Zeko, and his deputy, Satko Bitanga.
The agreement signed at PSUT aims to enhance academic and research cooperation between the two universities, build bridges of partnership in the areas of training programs, cultural exchange for faculty members and students, and advance EU-backed joint projects.
Al-Refai commended the ambassador's tireless efforts and follow-up to complete this cooperation, hoping that the agreement would further open horizons towards broader areas of cooperation that would be reflected in the prosperity and progress of both universities.
Al-Refai affirmed PSUT's endeavors, under the directives of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of its Board of Trustees, to activate networking and international cooperation with prestigious universities. He stated that he was looking forward to the possibility of building strong relations with the universities of Bosnia and Herzegovina in many areas of mutual interest.
The ambassador praised the strong brotherly relations with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and the academic status that PSUT enjoys in the region and the world. He recognized the value of its unique specializations, especially in the programs of information security, technology-related engineering, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence.
The Vice Rector of the University of Sarajevo welcomed the signing of the agreement, and expressed her hope to strengthen the bonds of constructive cooperation between the two universities, praising PSUT’s academic reputation and its role in the service of science.
PSUT’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Wejdan Abu Elhaija, gave a detailed presentation about the university, including its specializations, global achievements, plans, awards, and world rankings.
The meeting was attended by the advisor to the Bosnian Ambassador in Amman, Hassan Al-Rifai, the Director of the International Relations Office, Dr. Radhi Hamadeen, and the Head of the International Relations Office at the University of Sarajevo, Dr. Jasna Bošnjović.
Established in 1949, the University of Sarajevo is the largest university in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The languages of instruction are Bosnian and English. The university comprises 22 faculties, 5 research centers and 5 scientific institutes, with more than 100 academic departments and a student body of approximately 34,000.